The word diaspora comes from the Greek words dia meaning ‘through’ or ‘over’ and speiro meaning ‘dispersal’ or ‘to sow’. Today’s diasporas live in a world which is now more globalized, interconnected and interdependent than ever before.
Below are two short vignettes to illustrate diaspora philanthropy in Romania and Turkey.
Romanian diaspora philanthropy
In November 2017, 80 Romanians living and working in Brussels gathered to hear short presentations from three Romanian non-profits. These included Carusel, which works with the most vulnerable citizens in Ferentari, one of Bucharest’s poorest areas.